Cannibalism

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Cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings.

Westeros

According to The Edge of the World by Maester Balder, in ancient days men of Skagos sailed to the nearby island Skane, seizing all the women, killing all the men, and feasting on their flesh for a fortnight.[1][2]

Cannibal Bay is a legendary place where it is claimed some of the thousand ships entombed there are inhabited by the descendants of the original crews, who survive by feasting on the flesh of the newly trapped sailors.[3]

Essos

The Amethyst Empress’s younger brother, who cast her down and slew her, was said to have practiced cannibalism.[4]

The inhabitants of the Cannibal Sands allegedly consume human flesh.[5]

Sothoryos

The Sothoryi from regions further south are more savage, and are known for cannibalism.

Recent Events

A Dance with Dragons

The thousands of survivors from the siege of Astapor resort to cannibalism of the diseased refugees.

During King Stanni’s harsh winter campaign, four House Peasebury soldiers are staked and burned by queen's men at a crofters' village for cannibalism. It is rumored that Robin Peasebury may also have eaten human flesh.[6]

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